The cure for summer’s end? Florida. At Mission Inn Resort about a half hour from Orlando, slip into the historic elegance of the resort’s Spanish Colonial-inspired architecture. The property’s El Campéon golf course was designed by golf pro and architect George O’Neil, and has hosted celebrated players including Babe Zaharias, Ben Hogan, Patty Berg, Arnold Palmer and trick-shot legend Joe Kirkwood. Built in 1917 and originally called the Floridian, it ranks as the first course in Florida to offer grass greens rather than the standard oiled-sand greens of the day. The name was changed to El Campéon (The Champion) after its sale in 1964. Fully modernized, the course has 85-foot elevation changes on six holes on a stretch of land once covered with hardwoods and citrus groves, and was rated second nationally in the most recent GolfAdvisor.com player survey. From Oct. 1, 2016–Jan. 15, 2017, enjoy the 100th Anniversary Golfer’s Getaway with play on historic El Campéon golf course: With a two-night minimum stay, golfing guests stay in deluxe accommodations and enjoy daily golf with a shared cart, unlimited use of all practice facilities, a lavish daily buffet breakfast at La Hacienda restaurant, a four-course wine dinner for two on arrival night at El Conquistador lakeside restaurant, a commemorative 100th anniversary merchandise gift set, on-site anniversary savings coupons for merchandise and spa services, club storage and cleaning and late check-out on departure day so that you can fit in a last round beneath the sun. Prices begin at $194.50 per person, based on double occupancy and excluding resort fee and taxes. Add on a third or fourth night for $155 per person.
For the first time in Olympic history, when the 2024 Summer Olympics kick off on July 26, 2024, they will not do so in a stadium. Instead of an Olympic venue, the entire city of Paris will become the Olympic stadium, hosting the games among monuments, on bridges and on the grounds of some of the world’s most historic sites. The Opening Ceremony will take place on the River Seine, where athletes will drift along on a flotilla of boats as spectators wave them on from the quays and bridges throughout the city.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus launched a major reconstruction and redesign project in January 2023. Its completion date is set for 2025 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the star-studded hotel debut, which took place June 10, 1955, after only 21 months of construction. Happily, the hotel will retain its urban resort ambiance, complete with its lush sprawling gardens and iconic pool.
The Singapore EDITION officially marks the brand’s entrance in Southeast Asia and Singapore, bringing the luxury of EDITION to the region. Featuring 204 guestrooms, The Singapore EDITION sits at the west end of Orchard Road, welcoming guests to its lobby adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows and a light-filled conservatory at the far wall, complete with a biophilic green way.
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
Next summer, Denver, Colorado, becomes home to the country’s first carbon-positive hotel. The 13-story Populus features 265 modern guestrooms, a ground-floor restaurant, café, flexible meeting spaces, and signature rooftop restaurant and bar. Architecture is designed by Studio Gang, with interiors envisioned by Wildman Chalmers Design.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.